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Mary Janet Poynter (1833-1921)

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Baptised 21 Aug 1833 • Dorchester, Dorset, England1Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906”, Baptism … Continue reading 32Michael Russell, “Dorchester Baptisms All Saints Church 1813-1838”, Dorset Online Parish … Continue reading
Married 27 Sep 1883 • Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England2Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921”, … Continue reading
Died 19 Feb 1921 • Radipole, Dorset, England3Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and … Continue reading
Buried 24 Feb 1921 • Radipole, Dorset, England4Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial … Continue reading


Biography
 
Mary was the daughter of Richard Poynter (1790-1856) and Eleanor Jacob (1786-1837). She was born in Dorchester in 1833 and was baptised on 21 Aug 1833 at All Saints.5”1911 England Census”, digital image, Household of Mary Jennett Poynter, Kenmare, Weymouth, … Continue reading 6Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial … Continue reading 7Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906”, Baptism … Continue reading 8Michael Russell, “Dorchester Baptisms All Saints Church 1813-1838”, Dorset Online Parish … Continue reading Mary’s name was spelled a variety of ways throughout her life but when she married she signed her name as ‘Mary Janet’ and this is the spelling that has been adopted here.9Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921”, … Continue reading On contemporary documents her name was spelled as ‘Mary Jenett’, ‘Mary Jennett’ or ‘Mary Jeannette’. She was known as a child by her middle name, Janet, but in later life she seemed to prefer Mary.
 
Mary’s mother died on 22 January 1837 when she was three years old.10Anon., ‘Births, Marriages and Deaths.’, Sherborne Mercury, 30 January 1837, p. 3, c. 6, … Continue reading 11Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial … Continue reading It was at this time that she may have moved in with her grandparents, John Summers Jacob (1754-1837) and Amey Pitfield (1763-1850). Just over a week later, John made out a will. Mary would receive £20 plus interest at the age of 21. If she was to die prior to this, the money would be shared between her surviving siblings.12Church of England, “England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858”, … Continue reading
 
Mary would live with her Jacob relations for many years. In 1841 she was recorded as a household member in the home of her grandmother, Amey, at High West Street, in Dorchester. 13”1841 England Census”, digital image, Jennet Poynter, Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset, … Continue reading Amey died in 1850.14Anon., ‘Births, Marriages and Deaths.’, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 1 June 1850, … Continue reading 15Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, … Continue reading It was probably around this time that Mary (and her aunt, Eliza) moved in with her uncle John at Wellington Terrace in Radipole. They are both recorded as being part of John’s household on the 1851 census.16”1851 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, Dorset, … Continue reading
 
By the time of the 1861 census, Mary was recorded as a household member in the home of her brother, James Poynter (1825-1884), at South Street, in Wareham. She was employed as a Governess. Her age was somewhat understated: she was recorded as being 24 years of age when she was actually in her 28th year. The household was a busy one. James was a Draper and business owner who accommodated several staff. He and his wife Ann had a one year old son and Ann was heavily pregnant with their daughter, Anne Eleanor Poynter (1861-1945), who would arrive three weeks after the census was taken.17”1861 England Census”, digital image, Household of James Poynter, Holy Trinity, Wareham, … Continue reading Mary stayed for over a decade. She was recorded as part of the household on the 1871 census. She had no occupation recorded and it can be assumed she was assisting Ann in the raising of the children. Her age was wildly understated. She was recorded as being 29 but she was actually in her 38th year. James and Ann had five children and Ann was heavily pregnant again. She would give birth to their son, Herbert William Poynter (1871-1854) two weeks later.18”1871 England Census”, digital image, Household of Jas. Poynter, Holy Trinity, Wareham, Dorset, … Continue reading
 
By 1881 James and Ann had moved up to London and Mary had moved back in with her uncle, John, in Wellington Terrace, Radipole. Her aunts Amy and Mary had died in 1877 and it may have been around this time that Mary moved back to care for her uncle. At some point her niece Anne (the same Anne who was in utero at the time of the 1861 census), joined them. Mary’s age was, again, understated. She was recorded as being 43 instead of in her 48th year.19”1881 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Weymouth and Melcombe … Continue reading
 
John died in 1882.20Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial … Continue reading Mary was an Executor of his will.21Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and … Continue reading He left a substantial estate and, while his will has not been sighted, it can be assumed he left a portion to Mary. Nine months after probate Mary married her cousin, James Hare Poynter (1819-1896), by licence at St John’s Church, Weymouth on 27 September 1883. She was aged 50 and her cousin was in his 64th year. The marriage was witnessed by Mary’s nieces Anne and Amy (daughters of James and Ann).22Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921”, … Continue reading
 
Mary and James moved to Alexander Road Radipole and where they were recorded on the 1891 census. James was ‘living on own means’. They employed a 19 year old female general servant named Jane Diment. For the first time, Mary’s age was correctly recorded on the census returns as being 57.23”1891 England Census”, digital image, Household of James H Poynter, Radipole, Weymouth, Dorset, … Continue reading This residence may have been the same dwelling that James was residing in at the time of his death in 1896. That residence was named ‘Kenmure’ on Alexandra Road. Mary was his beneficiary and his effects were valued at £441 1s. 4d.24Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial … Continue reading 25Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and … Continue reading
 
Mary remained at Kenmure. After decades of living in households with her extended family Mary, for whatever reason, chose to live her remaining years alone with a domestic servant.26”1901 England Census”, digital image, Household of Mary J Poynter, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, … Continue reading 27”1911 England Census”, digital image, Household of Mary Jennett Poynter, Kenmare, Weymouth, … Continue reading She died at home on 19 February 1921 aged 87 and was buried five days later.28Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and … Continue reading 29Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial … Continue reading Her estate underwent probate on 19 May 1921 at Blandford. Her nephew, John James Poynter (1860-1934), and her niece’s (Amy) husband, Samuel John Worthy (1860-1949), were beneficiaries. Mary’s effects were valued at £2912 10s. 6d.30Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and … Continue reading
 
To be continued…31This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.


External links
 
Mary Janet Poynter at FamilySearch33The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Mary Janet Poynter’, FamilySearch, n.d., … Continue reading


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1, 7. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906”, Baptism of Mary Jenett Poynter, 21 August 1833, All Saints Dorchester, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/DO(AS): RE2/1, p. 44, No. 345, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2162/, accessed 16 May 2020.
2, 9, 22. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921”, Marriage of James Hare Poynter and Mary Janet Poynter, 27 September 1883, St John’s, Weymouth, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/MCR(SJ): RE2/1, p. 74, No. 148, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2241, accessed 16 May 2020.
3. Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995”, Probate of Mary Jennett Poynter, 19 May 1921, Blandford, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry.com; Principal Probate Registry, London, England; p. 564, no. 12, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904, accessed 16 May 2020.
4, 6, 29. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial of Mary Janet Poynter, 24 February 1921, Radipole, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/RAD: RE 2/2-2/7, 3/1-3/2, p. 80, No. 636, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2242, accessed 16 May 2020.
5, 27. ”1911 England Census”, digital image, Household of Mary Jennett Poynter, Kenmare, Weymouth, Dorset, England; Class: RG14, Piece: 12341, Schedule Number: 36; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2352/, accessed 16 May 2020.
8, 32. Michael Russell, “Dorchester Baptisms All Saints Church 1813-1838”, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, June 2009, https://www.opcdorset.org/fordingtondorset/Files2/AllSaintsBaptisms1813-1836.html, accessed 10 May 2020.
10. Anon., ‘Births, Marriages and Deaths.’, Sherborne Mercury, 30 January 1837, p. 3, c. 6, https://link-gale-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/apps/doc/IS3245204552/BNCN?u=slnsw_public&sid=BNCN&xid=5b899c5b, accessed 11 June 2020.
11. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial of Elinor Poynter, 29 January 1837, All Saints, Dorchester, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/DO(AS): RE4/1, p. 47, No. 371, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2242, accessed 16 May 2020.
12. Church of England, “England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858”, Will of John Summers otherwise John Somers Jacob, 2 February 1837, Prerogative Court of Canterbury; digital image, Ancestry; The National Archives, Kew, England; Class: PROB 11, Piece: 1886, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/5111/, accessed 10 June 2020.
13. ”1841 England Census”, digital image, Jennet Poynter, Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset, England; Class: HO107, Piece: 294, Book: 6, Enumeration District: 2, Folio: 7, Page: 10, Line: 8, GSU roll: 241343; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8978/, accessed 23 January 2019.
14. Anon., ‘Births, Marriages and Deaths.’, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 1 June 1850, p.3, c.7 https://link-gale-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/apps/doc/EN3219089573/BNCN?u=slnsw_public&sid=BNCN&xid=ef36ca90, accessed 19 May 2020.
15. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812”, Burial of Amey Jacob, 5 June 1850, St George, Fordington, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/FOR(SG), p. 47, no. 372, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243, accessed 9 May 2020.
16. ”1851 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, Dorset, England; Class: HO107, Piece: 1857, Folio: 127, Page: 9, GSU roll: 221004, Lines: 4-9; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8860/, accessed 23 January 2019.
17. ”1861 England Census”, digital image, Household of James Poynter, Holy Trinity, Wareham, Dorset, England; Class: RG 9, Piece: 1345, Folio: 65, Page: 7, GSU roll: 542798, Lines: 8-18; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8767/, accessed 16 May 2020.
18. ”1871 England Census”, digital image, Household of Jas. Poynter, Holy Trinity, Wareham, Dorset, England; Class: RG10, Piece: 1994, Page: 4, GSU roll: 830896, Lines: 1-12; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/7619/, accessed 16 May 2020.
19. ”1881 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England; Class: RG11, Piece: 2103, Folio: 69, Page-: 15, GSU roll: 1341507, Lines: 6-10; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/7572/, accessed 10 May 2020.
20. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial of John Jacob, 15 September 1882, Fordington, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/FOR(SG):RE4/3, p. 119, No. 950, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2242, accessed 10 May 2020.
21. Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995″, Will of John Jacob was proved by Mary Janet Poynter and Edward William Cross, 24 January 1883, at Blandford; digital image, Ancestry.com; Principal Probate Registry, London, England; p. 53, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904, accessed 10 May 2020.
23. ”1891 England Census”, digital image, Household of James H Poynter, Radipole, Weymouth, Dorset, England, Class: RG12, Piece: 1645, Folio: 63, Page: 30, GSU roll: 6096755, Lines: 1-3; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/6598/, accessed 16 May 2020.
24. Church of England, “Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010”, Burial of James Hare Poynter, 24 April 1896, Radipole, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/RAD: RE 3/2, p. 25, No. 200, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2242, accessed 24 June 2020.
25. Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995″, Probate of James Hare Poynter, 5 October 1896, at Blandford; digital image, Ancestry.com; Principal Probate Registry, London, England; p. 179, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904, accessed 24 June 2020.
26. ”1901 England Census”, digital image, Household of Mary J Poynter, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, England; Class: RG13, Piece: 1991, Folio: 17, Page: 26, Lines: 3-4, Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/7814/, accessed 16 May 2020.
28, 30. Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995″, Probate of Mary Jennett Poynter, 19 May 1921, Blandford, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry.com; Principal Probate Registry, London, England; p. 564, no. 12, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904, accessed 16 May 2020.
31. This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.
33. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Mary Janet Poynter’, FamilySearch, n.d., updated 24 June 2020, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9Z9S-QNF, accessed 24 June 2020.